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Bromellite

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About BromelliteHide

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Magnus Bromelius
Formula:
BeO
Colour:
White to creamy white
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
9
Specific Gravity:
3.017
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
For Magnus von Bromell (1679-1731), Swedish physician and mineralogist.
This page provides mineralogical data about Bromellite.


Classification of BromelliteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
4.AB.20

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
A : Metal: Oxygen = 2:1 and 1:1
B : M:O = 1:1 (and up to 1:1.25); with small to medium-sized cations only
4.2.2.2

4 : SIMPLE OXIDES
2 : AX
7.4.1

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
4 : Oxides of Be, Mg and the alkaline earths

Physical Properties of BromelliteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
White to creamy white
Hardness:
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
on {1010}
Density:
3.017 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.044 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of BromelliteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
RI values:
nω = 1.705 - 1.719 nε = 1.733
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.028
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High

Chemical Properties of BromelliteHide

Formula:
BeO
Common Impurities:
Al,B,Ba,Ca,Fe,Mg,Si

Crystallography of BromelliteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6mm - Dihexagonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
P63mc
Cell Parameters:
a = 2.6983(4) Å, c = 4.3776(4) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.622
Unit Cell V:
27.60 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
As prismatic crystals, elongated along [0001], to 1 mm, showing pyramidal hemimorphism, with {0001} and {1010} well developed, {1011} small, may be tabular parallel to {0001}; in randomly intergrown rosettelike aggregates; also as cleavage fragments, to 10 cm.
Comment:
synthetic

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0017664BromelliteAminoff G (1925) Ueber Berylliumoxyd als Mineral und dessen Kristallstruktur. _cod_database_code 1010943 Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie 62 113-12219250293
0011539BromelliteWyckoff R W G (1963) Second edition. Interscience Publishers, New York, New York Crystal Structures 1 85-23719630293
0019176BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic0293
0019177BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic0293
0019178BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic0293
0019179BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic0293
0019180BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic1.1293
0019181BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic2.2293
0019182BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic3.8293
0019183BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic4293
0019184BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic5293
0019185BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic0293
0019186BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic0543
0019187BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic0763
0019188BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic0963
0019189BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic01073
0019190BromelliteHazen R M, Finger L W (1986) High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide Journal of Applied Physics 59 3728-37331986Synthetic01183
0017437BromelliteZachariasen W (1925) Ueber die Kristallstruktur von BeO _cod_database_code 1010526 Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 8 189-20019250293
0015173BromelliteXu Y N, Ching W Y (1993) Electronic, optical, and structural properties of some wurtzite crystals Physical Review B48 4335-435119930293
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X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
2.061 Å(100)
2.337 Å(91)
2.189 Å(61)
1.349 Å(29)
1.238 Å(24)
1.598 Å(22)
1.1482 Å(16)
Comments:
Recorded on synthetic material

Type Occurrence of BromelliteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Geological Setting of Type Material:
In hydrothermal calcite veins and veinlets in hematite skarn and skarnized limestones
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Other Language Names for BromelliteHide

German:Bromellit
Simplified Chinese:铍石
Spanish:Bromellita
Traditional Chinese:鈹石

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
4 photos of Bromellite associated with PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
3 photos of Bromellite associated with PhenakiteBe2SiO4
3 photos of Bromellite associated with ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
2 photos of Bromellite associated with LiberiteLi2BeSiO4
2 photos of Bromellite associated with DiasporeAlO(OH)
1 photo of Bromellite associated with HelvineBe3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.AB.Carbon Monoxide IceCO
4.AB.05CredneriteCuMnO2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
4.AB.10TenoriteCuOMon. 2/m : B2/b
4.AB.15DelafossiteCuFeO2Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
4.AB.15McconnelliteCuCrO2Trig.
4.AB.20ZinciteZnOHex. 6mm : P63mc
4.AB.25BunseniteNiOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
4.AB.25LimeCaOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
4.AB.25ManganositeMnOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
4.AB.25MonteponiteCdOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
4.AB.25PericlaseMgOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
4.AB.25WüstiteFeOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
4.AB.30PalladinitePdOTet.

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

4.2.2.1ZinciteZnOHex. 6mm : P63mc

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.4.2BehoiteBe(OH)2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
7.4.3ClinobehoiteBe(OH)2Mon. 2 : P21
7.4.4ChrysoberylBeAl2O4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.4.5Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2SMg3Al8BeO16Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m)
7.4.6Magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3SMg2BeAl6O12Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.4.7PericlaseMgOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
7.4.8BruciteMg(OH)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
7.4.9SpinelMgAl2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
7.4.10MeixneriteMg6Al2(OH)16(OH)2 · 4H2OTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
7.4.11LimeCaOIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
7.4.12PortlanditeCa(OH)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m)
7.4.13ChlormayeniteCa12Al14O32[◻4Cl2]Iso. 4 3m : I4 3d
7.4.14HydrocalumiteCa4Al2(OH)12(Cl,CO3,OH)2 · 4H2OMon. 2 : P21
7.4.15MarokiteCaMn3+2O4Orth.
7.4.16Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2OTrig. 3 : P3
7.4.17HollanditeBa(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16Mon. 2/m
7.4.18Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10Mon. 2/m
7.4.19Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2OMon. 2/m : P2/m

Fluorescence of BromelliteHide

Yellowish white in both LW and SW UV

Other InformationHide

Electrical:
Pyroelectric
Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for BromelliteHide

Reference List:
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Aminoff (1925), Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 62, 113-122.
American Mineralogist (1926), 11, 135.
Palache, C., Berman, H. and Frondel, C. (1944): The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (New York), 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 506-507.
Hazen, R. M. and Finger, L. W. (1986): High-pressure and high-temperature crystal chemistry of beryllium oxide. J. Appl. Phys. 59, 3728-3733.
Larsen, A. O., Asheim, A. and Berge, S. A. (1987): Bromellite from syenite pegmatite, southern Oslo region, Norway. Canadian Mineralogist 25, 425-428.
Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 79.

Internet Links for BromelliteHide

Localities for BromelliteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Clive Co.
Henley, H.F., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Barnes, R.G., Stroud, W.J. (2001) Grafton-Maclean 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-6 and SH/56-7: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney 292 pages.
China
 
  • Hunan
    • Chenzhou
      • Linwu Co.
        • Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field
Xihuan Zhang and Yufeng Ren (2008): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 27(2), 135-151
France
 
  • Occitanie
    • Pyrénées-Orientales
      • Céret
        • Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste
Dubru. M, (1986) Pétrologie et géochimie du marbre à brucite et des borates associés au gisement de tungstène de Costabonne, (Pyrénées orientales, France) 930p
Norway
 
  • Telemark
    • Porsgrunn
      • Auenlandet
        • Sagåsen
Larsen, A.O. , Asheim, A. and Berge, S.A. (1987). Bromellite from syenite pegmatite, Southern Oslo region, Norway. Canadian mineralogist, 25,425-428.
Russia
 
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Khibiny Massif
[World of Stones 95:5-6, p64]
  • Republic of Karelia
    • Ladoga Region
Ivashchenko, V. I., & Lavrov, О. В. (2006) Ore Deposits and Occurrences in the North Ladoga Region, Southwest Karelia. in Ore Deposits And Occurrences In The North Ladoga Region, Southwest Karelia Field Trip Guidebook. Understanding the genesis of ore deposits to meet the demands of the 21st century 12th Quadrennial IAGOD Symposium 2006. Moscow. P.41-64.
No reference listed
  • Sverdlovsk Oblast
    • Malyshevo
      • Izumrudnye Kopi area
        • Malyshevskoe deposit (Mariinskoe deposit)
Avdonin V.N., Polenov Yu.A. (2004) Essays on Uralian minerals, - UGGA press, p. 419 (in Rus.).
Sweden (TL)
 
  • Värmland County
    • Filipstad
Zeits. Krist. Min.(1925) 62, 113-122; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1028; Nysten, P., Holtstam, D. and Jonsson, E. (1999) The Långban minerals. In Långban - The mines,their minerals, geology and explorers (D. Holtstam and J. Langhof, eds.), Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 89-183.
      • Persberg ore district
        • Pajsberg
Österberg, Ö. & Nysten, P. (1994): Ett för Harstigen nytt Be-mineral. Långbansnytt. vol 10. [reprinted in: Långbansnytt. De första 20 åren 1983-2003. Långbansällskapet - Skrifter och rapporter. 2, 59]
 
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